We’re Hiring at SaaStr!

We’re hiring at SaaStr!!  We grew the Annual 144% (!) this year and our hope is to grow to 20,000 by 2020! We’ve got at least 4 roles open: Work out of the 18,000 sq ft. SaaStr CSS in SOMA, and work with us! Apply below and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!! The post We’re Hiring at SaaStr! appeared first on SaaStr.

SaaStr Podcast Now on Spotify! Catch Up on 166+ Episodes!

I am extremely happy to announce the SaaStr podcast with Harry Stebbings has come to Spotify! I know many of you love to listen to podcasts on iTunes, but personally, my life is Spotify and this is a huge upgrade. In addition, the Spotify interface makes it a lot more intuitive to go back and listen to more SaaStr podcasts, e.g. #100 with Aaron Levie of Box, or #145 with Greg Schott, the CEO of Mulesoft, or #92 with Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, or #68 with Ryan Peterson, CEO of Flexport, or … you get the picture. There are so many good ones!  And it’s 5000x easier to find them in Spotify.  IMHO.  At least for old guys like me. I’m excited! Check it out here or by clicking below! jason The post SaaStr Podcast Now on Spotify! Catch Up on 166+ Episodes! appeared first Continue reading "SaaStr Podcast Now on Spotify! Catch Up on 166+ Episodes!"

Coming Very Soon: The New 2.0 SaaStr CoSelling Space in SOMA: Bigger, Better, More-er

We’ve moving! We are taking the learnings from the past 15 months in the first SaaStr CoSelling Space in Potrero Hill / Design District and taking them to an even bigger, better, nicer space right in SOMA, in the heart of everything! We’ll have a huge, 18,000+ sq ft space right at 303 Second Street. We’ll have our first kick-off party and event there too in a little while, with Mamoon Hamid of Kleiner Perkins, investor in Slack, Box, Yammer, Intercom, and so many other SaaS leaders.  This will be a fun one. We’ll also have an informal open house right after March 1. The CSS 2.0 will be almost full when we move in (almost everyone is moving over), but since the space is 40% bigger (18,000 square feet), we’ll have room for a handful of full and part-time post-revenue SaaS startups in the space.

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Bring the SaaStr Annual Learnings Back to Your Company — With SaaStr Pro!

Wondering how to bring SaaStr learnings into your company? We’ve got the answer! We’ve curated 100+ of the top SaaStr lessons, along with easy-to-learn-more 3 minute videos from our top speakers, all into one product — SaaStr Pro! SaaStr Pro automatically pushes these weekly lessons to your team in simple, bite-sized chunks; gets them to engage around the learnings; and gets everyone to talk about how to improve your start-up.  The effect?  Magical.  You get us everyone’s emails.  We do the rest.  We train your team! And we’ll send reports back to you so you now everyone is doing their SaaStr homework. Sign up now and you can come to the 2019 SaaStr Annual and, if you want, the first SaaStr Europe in Paris on June 15 for free! Sign up here.   The post Bring the SaaStr Annual Learnings Back to Your Company — Continue reading "Bring the SaaStr Annual Learnings Back to Your Company — With SaaStr Pro!"

Great Event Next Tuesday at CSS: “Rethinking the Engineering Career Path” with Stripe, Checkr, Netflix, More

The team at PlatoHQ is putting on a great event at the SaaStr CoSelling space next week around engineering growth and career paths. It’s not an official SaaStr event — it’s their gig — but these events they do are of extremely high quality, and very well attended. They are great for folks in engineering leadership, folks that need mentorship in engineering … and also a great chance for CEOs and founders to meet truly great engineering leaders! Sign up here:  

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Whether you’re an engineering manager wondering what next step you should take in your career, or an executive looking to improve the engineering career ladder in your company, this event is for you! Top managers from Netflix, Stripe, Medium, Checkr and Zoosk will give you insights on the career ladder in their companies and answer any question you may have about stepping Continue reading "Great Event Next Tuesday at CSS: “Rethinking the Engineering Career Path” with Stripe, Checkr, Netflix, More"

SaaStr Annual 2018: Live Blog, Wrap Up!

Post written by guest blogger Alli McKee. 

This year’s SaaStr made it clear: there is more growth – and competition – than ever. This doesn’t come as a surprise, of course. But it is one thing to read about it, and another to experience it live in the crowded halls of the Hilton.

Walking through the Expo Hall offered an opportunity to learn from the best companies out there, but it also gave a visceral sense of the information overload your buyers face every day in their inboxes. In 2018, how can we separate signal from the noise?

 

What it takes to become a SaaS Unicorn in 2018

From conversations and sessions at SaaStr, it became clear that many of us are struggling to solve the same problems. Customers want more, faster, and it’s harder to reach them and harder to stand out once you do. But over

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SaaStr Annual 2018: Live Blog —The Importance of Product, Culture and Diversity

Post written by guest blogger Drew Beechler.  2018 marks my third SaaStr Annual conference, and the content and conference keeps getting better! Sitting through the sessions this year, there was a great deal to learn from companies of all sizes and backgrounds presenting, attending, and sponsoring. Below are a few of my key takeaways from the conference this year.
  1. Culture Is a Product You Build
Dharmesh Shah, CTO and Co-founder at HubSpot, and Katie Burke, Chief People Officer at HubSpot, sat down in a fireside chat with Jason Lemkin on Tuesday to talk about how they built the HubSpot culture. The conversation was one of the most candid and insightful conversations of the week. Dharmesh and Katie noted that you have to think about your culture as you would a product. “Culture is a product you build. And your people are its customers.” Culture is to recruiting as
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SaaStr Annual 2018: Live Blog, Day 2 — 48 hours of Coffee and Handshakes!

Post written by guest blogger Meena Sandhu. Why are you at SaaStr? Why am I at SaaStr? Why does this community congregate and grow year over year? Is it the content? The networking? The answer seems simple: we’re all here because there’s nowhere else that we can have access to all these SaaS success stories, the rising stars, and SaaS unicorns under one roof. But there’s something more, we keep coming back because of the incredible value of connecting with like-minded people. At SaaStr Annual, the community feels more approachable and more accessible. This like-minded tribe of 10,000 plus attendees lets it’s guard down and evokes open conversation and knowledge sharing. Jason Lemkin has built THE gathering for his SaaS tribe. It’s busier than ever, more international than ever, and faster paced than ever. Those that are attending for the first time are pleasantly surprised at how easy it is
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SaaStr Annual 2018: Live Blog, 3 Takeaways From Day One

Post written by guest blogger Chris Cooper. As with any conference the size of SaaStr, you must make some important choices. Do you pack your schedule, filling every possible time slot? Or, should you cooly hang by the bar and network? Which session do you attend when two good sessions are happening at the same time? Do you really need that 10th t-shirt? And, of course, should you skip the afternoon to take a nap before the drinking and parties begin? No matter what choices you made, day one was jam-packed with amazing sessions and incredible insights. At the risk of flaming out on day one, I filled my schedule, hitting up a good mix of sales, marketing, and content sessions from early morning to sundown. Here are my biggest takeaways from the day: Stop Listening to Conventional Wisdom Quarterly sales quotas? Dumb. Set the bar higher and do them
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SaaStr Annual: Live Blog, Day One Kickoff!

Post written by guest blogger, Jen Igartua. 

A commitment to diversity, kickass content and… dogs. 

Last year, I attended SaaStr Annual for the first time. As a partner of a SaaS consultancy, the existence an event solely targeted to SaaS companies immediately drew me in. is what made me come in the first place. But what left a lasting impression in my mind about the conference was how inspired and re-energized I felt to take my own business to the next level. 
So this year we decided to become a sponsor, our first time sponsoring a conference, which was a big deal for us. So with some jet lag (the good kind that gets you up in the morning straight from Brooklyn) and a cup of coffee, I was ready to kick off SaaStr Annual!

Diversity and inclusion is on us